smith


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Smith \Smith\ (sm[i^]th), n. [AS. smi[eth]; akin to D. smid, G.
   schmied, OHG. smid, Icel. smi[eth]r, Dan. & Sw. smed, Goth.
   smi[thorn]a (in comp.); cf. Gr. smi`lh a sort of knife,
   sminy`h a hoe, mattock.]
   1. One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals;
      as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.
      --Piers Plowman.
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            Nor yet the smith hath learned to form a sword.
                                                  --Tate.
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   2. One who makes or effects anything. [R.] --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Smith \Smith\, v. t. [AS. smi[eth]ian. See Smith, n.]
   To beat into shape; to forge. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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         What smith that any [weapon] smitheth.   --Piers
                                                  Plowman.
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